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China’s B2B express volume to grow dramatically

China’s B2B express volume to grow dramatically

April 27, 2017 at 10:17 am 0 comments

SHANGHAI – The freighter fleets of China’s express companies are growing rapidly as an increasing proportion of retail spending moves online—but that’s only half the reason express companies are adding airfreight capacity as quickly as possible. Yesterday at Cargo Facts Asia 2017 in Shanghai, Peter Huang, director of corporate planning atRead More

PEMCO launches 737-700 conversion programs, books launch order

PEMCO launches 737-700 conversion programs, books launch order

April 26, 2017 at 9:53 am 0 comments

SHANGHAI – At the Cargo Facts Asia event in Shanghai today, PEMCO World Air Services formally launched passenger-to-freighter and passenger-to-combi programs for Boeing’s 737-700. PEMCO, which was recently acquired by Air Transport Services Group, also announced a launch order from Bahrain-based Chisholm Enterprises, parent of charter operator Texel Air, forRead More

EFW offers “14 + 10” pallet positions on A321 P-to-F

EFW offers “14 + 10” pallet positions on A321 P-to-F

April 26, 2017 at 9:53 am 0 comments

SHANGHAI: At the Cargo Facts Asia event in Shanghai yesterday, Wolfgang Schmid, EFW’s VP Sales & Marketing, announced that the company’s A321 passenger-to-freighter conversion would offer fourteen full-size (AAY) main-deck pallet positions, plus ten LD3-45W positions in the lower hold. This, EFW says, means that its A321P2F will offer theRead More

ACMG releases new, enhanced 20-year freighter forecast

ACMG releases new, enhanced 20-year freighter forecast

April 25, 2017 at 10:01 am 0 comments

SHANGHAI — ACMG, a leading global air cargo consultancy and parent of this newsletter, today released its 20-year Freighter Forecast for 2017 – 2036 with yet more enhancements on top of those unveiled in 2016. The report was released at the 6th annual Cargo Facts Asia event in Shanghai today.Read More

Regulatory simplification in India leads DHL to €250 million investment

Regulatory simplification in India leads DHL to €250 million investment

April 24, 2017 at 10:34 am 1 comment

When Narendra Modi took power as Prime Minister of India in 2014, it was on the promise of a boost to the economic wellbeing of all Indians through a program he called “Make in India.” In brief, his plan was to create jobs in twenty-five sectors of the economy throughRead More

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Hong Kong Air Cargo receives AOC

April 21, 2017 at 10:25 am 1 comment

It’s not every day a Hong Kong-based startup receives an Air Operator’s Certificate, in fact, it has been about twelve years since the last new-issue permit. Today, that changed when Hong Kong Air Cargo, a spin-off from combination carrier, Hong Kong Airlines was granted an AOC. More details are expectedRead More

United and Lufthansa enter cargo joint venture

United and Lufthansa enter cargo joint venture

April 20, 2017 at 10:43 am 0 comments

Yesterday, United Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo signed a joint-venture agreement that will pave the way for extensive trans-Atlantic cooperation. In the near-term, both airlines will begin aligning their cargo IT systems to enable metal-neutral access to each-other’s cargo capacity between Europe and the US. Further integration will follow, with jointRead More

Exceptional cargo gains at Cathay and Turkish

Exceptional cargo gains at Cathay and Turkish

April 20, 2017 at 10:42 am 0 comments

After a very poor start in 2016, air freight demand began growing in the second half, and a strong peak season brought the full-year increase in cargo traffic to 3.2% above 2015 level. Still, 2017 began with everyone nervous about  the possibility that, after the strong peak, demand growth wouldRead More